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  1. Olympic Games opening ceremony at midnight
  2. Champions League play-off round draw: Steaua Bucharest v Man City, Celtic v Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Dundalk v Legia Warsaw
  3. West Ham to play Romanian side Astra Giurgiu in Europa League play-off
  4. Liverpool and England midfielder James Milner retires from international football
  5. GET INVOLVED: Who or what are you looking forward to at the Olympics? #bbcrio2016

Live Reporting

By Mandeep Sanghera and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    The opening ceremony of the Olympics takes place tonight and we will have the live text going up at 23:00 BST.

    Stay across the BBC Sport website throughout the weekend to watch all the Olympics action and there will be a football transfers Sportsday returning on Monday morning at 08:00 BST.

    Thanks for all your comments, bye for now.

  2. The rise of Team GB


    BBC Sport looks at how Great Britain went from winning just one gold medal in 1996 to a haul of 29 at London 2012.  

  3. Quiz time

    Rio 2016

    Can you match the Olympic facts to the country? Take the quiz by clicking here to see if you're ready for Rio 2016.

  4. What are Team GB's medal chances?

    Rio 2016

    Jessica Ennis-Hill

    Great Britain's athletes have been set a minimum target of winning 48 medals, which would make Rio their most successful overseas Olympics.

    Sport statistics company Infostrada is forecasting Team GB will finish fourth in the Rio 2016 medal table with 51 - 18 gold, 16 silver and 17 bronze.

    World champion Mo Farah will be attempting to defend his 5,000m and 10,000m titles and fellow defending Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will be up against team-mate Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the women's heptathlon.

    Nicola Adams, who became the first British woman to win Olympic boxing gold in London, will be out to defend her title, while cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins could become Britain's most decorated Olympian with gold in the men's team pursuit.

    Swimmer Adam Peaty, taekwondo's Bianca Walkden, cyclist Laura Trott, sailor Giles Scott and shooter Amber Hill are among Britain's gold medal prospects in Rio.

  5. Israel test will be tough - Rodgers


    Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has been discussing his side's Champions League play-off draw, which sees them face Hapoel Beer-Sheva of Israel over two legs for a place in the group phase.

    The Bhoys are aiming to reach the group stage of the Champions League for the first time since 2013-14.

    "Any of the teams would have been tough, but we will accept the challenge and God willing we can perform well and get through," said Rodgers. You certainly have to plan forward. We have a six-hour flight and a couple of hours' time difference.

    "All in all, it will be tough. They had a good result in their last round and, like ourselves, they came through so it is all to play for." 

    Brendan Rodgers
  6. Question of Sport teaser answers


    Earlier today, the Question of Sport teaser was...

    And the answers are...

  7. Get Involved #bbcRio2016

    Who or what are you are looking forward to at the Olympics?

    Peter Hemborough: My best mate's cousin is swimming for Mozambique so that and Portugal's football team is what I'm excited for.

    Barbara K: I'm most looking forward to the Modern Pentathlon - the horse riding part is the stuff of legend.

    Mathew Fiford: Can't wait to see who this Games' underdog is, like Issaka the otter was in London, it's what the games are about.

    Tom Lawlor: Laura Trott. Pound for pound the best cyclist in the world.

    Laura Trott
  8. International retirement 'common sense', says Milner


    Some quotes from Liverpool midfielder James Milner, who has retired from international football with England.

    Milner, 30, who played for England 61 times, had a discussion with new England boss Sam Allardyce recently.

    “I would like to thank Sam for taking the time to come and see me in person and have the conversation face-to-face, regarding my international future and role within the England set-up," the former Leeds, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Manchester City midfielder told

    “I think the decision we have reached is all about common sense. I wish Sam, the players, staff and supporters success in the future.”

  9. I respect Milner's decision - Allardyce

    Football - James Milner retires from international football

    Some quotes from England manager Sam Allardyce on the international retirement of Liverpool midfielder James Milner.

    “He has had the chance to reflect on his international career in recent months and consider his next steps, particularly with a young family at home," said Allardyce.

    “After I had a lengthy conversation with him earlier this week, he has decided to take a step back from international duty; a decision I fully respect.

    “James can be proud of his seven-year career as a senior England player and has never let his country down when called upon. His club career, already glittering, has many years ahead and we wish him well with Liverpool this season and beyond."

    James Milner
  10. BreakingMilner retires from international football


  11. South Korea's Kim sets first Rio record


    Kim Woo-jin

    We mentioned it earlier on, and now confirmation that South Korean world champion Kim Woo-jin set Rio 2016's first world record of with a score of 700 in the 72-arrow ranking round.

    The 24-year-old's score exceeded the mark of 699 set by his countryman Im Dong-Hyun at London 2012.

    Patrick Huston was the first Briton in competitive action at the Games, finishing 38th out of 64 archers.

    The ranking round decides the draw for the Olympic round, in which archers compete in a knockout tournament.

  12. Fans 'angry' at away prices in EFL


    A supporters' group says English Football League fans are about the cost of tickets for away games, with some paying 40% more than Premier League prices.

    In March, Premier League clubs agreed to cap away ticket prices at £30.

    But seven of the Championship's 24 teams will be charging more than that for their first away game this season.

    Aston Villa fans at Sheffield Wednesday face the highest cost, with the cheapest adult ticket selling for £42.

    The cost has promoted Villa fans to arrange protests at the game, with some planning to attend wearing robbers' masks at Hillsborough. 

    Sheffield Wednesday fans
  13. EFL ready for kick-off

    Fulham v Newcastle (Friday, 19:45 BST)

    Rafael Benitez

    Rafael Benitez's Newcastle United begin life back in the EFL with a trip to west London to face Fulham.

    The Magpies are among the favourites to seal an immediate return to the top flight, with Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie among eight summer arrivals.

    Fulham saw Moussa Dembele and Ross McCormack, who scored 40 goals between them in 2015-16 depart this summer.

    Centre-back Tomas Kalas and forward Sone Aluko are among seven signings set for their debuts.

    The Whites finished 20th in the Championship table last season, 11 points above the relegation zone.

  14. On this day...

    London 2012

    Usain Bolt

    2012: Jamaica's Usain Bolt won Olympic gold in the men's 100 metres.

  15. England fight back


    England have fought back well after lunch as they have taken five wickets to bowl Pakistan out for 400 at Edgbaston.

    There's been a bit of controversy with England bowler Jimmy Anderson given a third warning for for running on to the pitch, which meant he had to be taken out of the attack. 

    The flurry of dismissals means England have limited their deficit to 103 runs and you can follow their progress by clicking here.

    Jimmy Anderson
  16. Will Grainger tarnish her legacy?

    Rio 2016

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport in Rio

    The Rio 2016 rowing regatta gets under way on Saturday and one of the more interesting heats to watch will be the women's double sculls, which feature Great British defending champion Katherine Grainger and her new partner Vicky Thornley.

    Grainger won gold in London alongside Anna Watkins, took two years off and then decided to go to Rio but the 40-year-old and Thornley, 28, have struggled to click this season.

    Could a poor performance here tarnish her legacy, after finally winning gold in London at a fourth attempt? That was the question put to Sir Steve Redgrave by BBC rowing commentator in our Facebook Live earlier.

    Redgrave said: "She will feel it's tarnished if she doesn't win a medal, but in my eyes, not at all. 

    "She's the defending champion, Vicky has won a bronze at the world championships before so although it's one of the weaker boats in the GB team, I would be slightly but not overly surprised if they won a medal."

    You can watch more from Sir Steve and James Cracknellright here.

    Katherine Grainger
  17. Get your mobile ready for Rio


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  18. Armitstead says people will doubt her forever


    British world road cycling champion Lizzie Armitstead believes people will "forever" doubt if she is a clean athlete after missing three drug tests.

    The 27-year-old was suspended and faced missing the Olympics before the first test was declared void.

    Speaking before Sunday's road race, a tearful Armitstead told BBC Sport she would "never cheat in life".

    "In this situation I'm never going to win. If I win, people will say it's because of something else," she added.

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    Video caption: Emotional Lizzie Armitstead on missed drug tests
  19. 'Something to behold'


    Aimee Lewis

    BBC Sport in Rio

    The velodrome has been library quiet all week, just the hum of the cleaners' hoovers filling the air.

    Today a number of teams - Great Britain, New Zealand, China, Italy, the Netherlands - are testing the track.

    It must mean the Olympics are closing in on us - thankfully. Becky James is here, as is Jason Kenny.

    Everyone's cycling at a fairly gentle pace, though the sight of 11 Chinese cyclists all riding together was something to behold. 

  20. World record in the Olympic archery?

    Olympics: Archery

    The opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics is not even until midnight, but we might have already had the first world record of this year's Games - from South Korea's Kim Woojin in the men's archery (individual ranking) competition.